Have your say on biodiversity bill

2019-06-06 06:01

The Western Cape Biodiversity Bill which aims to future-proof the Cape’s natural resources is now open for comment.

Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning announced the draft bill has been published and is available for comment.

The newly released Biodiversity Bill provides for the framework and institutions for nature conservation and the protection, management and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems in the province.

The province is endowed with world-renowned biodiversity and natural resources. Together with this unparalleled endowment comes international responsibilities as well as significant opportunities for people and the biodiversity economy.

The province is home to the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest and most diverse of the six global Floral Kingdoms, and one of the 34 globally-recognised biodiversity hotspots. Of the Succulent Karoo hotspot, about 31% also occurs within the province.

Marlene Laros, director for Biodiversity and Coastal Management at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “Ecosystem goods and services are the foundation of our economy in the Western Cape and are necessary for inclusive economic growth and the sustainable delivery of basic services. The province’s dependence on ecosystem services, including but not limited to water resources, highlights the need which people have to ensure long term ecological resilience which underpins ecosystem services.”

Karen Shippey, chief director for environmental sustainability at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “The draft Bill enables strategic alignment and improvements in governance across relevant institutions in the province, including CapeNature, Biosphere Reserves and partners and represents much-needed modernisation and rationalisation of the existing legal frameworks.”

International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) with this year’s theme being Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health was observed on Wednesday 22 May. It aimed to share knowledge and awareness of the dependency of food systems, nutrition and health on biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.

The draft bill is open for comment until Monday 8 July.

The Western Cape Biodiversity Bill which aims to future-proof the Cape’s natural resources is now open for comment.

Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning announced the draft bill has been published and is available for comment.

The newly released Biodiversity Bill provides for the framework and institutions for nature conservation and the protection, management and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems in the province.

The province is endowed with world-renowned biodiversity and natural resources. Together with this unparalleled endowment comes international responsibilities as well as significant opportunities for people and the biodiversity economy.

The province is home to the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest and most diverse of the six global Floral Kingdoms, and one of the 34 globally-recognised biodiversity hotspots.

Of the Succulent Karoo hotspot, about 31% also occurs within the province.

Marlene Laros, director for Biodiversity and Coastal Management at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “Ecosystem goods and services are the foundation of our economy in the Western Cape and are necessary for inclusive economic growth and the sustainable delivery of basic services.

“The province’s dependence on ecosystem services, including but not limited to water resources, highlights the need which people have to ensure long term ecological resilience which underpins ecosystem services.”

International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) with this year’s theme being Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health was observed on Wednesday 22 May.

The draft bill was published in the provincial gazette on Tuesday 7 May and is open for comment until Monday 8 July.

The Western Cape Biodiversity Bill which aims to future-proof the Cape’s natural resources is now open for comment.

Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning announced the draft bill has been published and is available for comment.

The newly released Biodiversity Bill provides for the framework and institutions for nature conservation and the protection, management and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems in the province.

The province is endowed with world-renowned biodiversity and natural resources. Together with this unparalleled endowment comes international responsibilities as well as significant opportunities for people and the biodiversity economy. Home to many

The province is home to the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest and most diverse of the six global Floral Kingdoms, and one of the 34 globally-recognised biodiversity hotspots. Of the Succulent Karoo hotspot, about 31% also occurs within the province.

Marlene Laros, director for Biodiversity and Coastal Management at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “Ecosystem goods and services are the foundation of our economy in the Western Cape and are necessary for inclusive economic growth and the sustainable delivery of basic services. The province’s dependence on ecosystem services, including but not limited to water resources, highlights the need which people have to ensure long term ecological resilience which underpins ecosystem services.”

The draft bill was published in the provincial gazette on Tuesday 7 May and is open for comment until Monday 8 July.

The Western Cape Biodiversity Bill which aims to future-proof the Cape’s natural resources is now open for comment.

Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning announced the draft bill has been published and is available for comment.

The newly released Biodiversity Bill provides for the framework and institutions for nature conservation and the protection, management and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems in the province.

The province is endowed with world-renowned biodiversity and natural resources. Together with this unparalleled endowment comes international responsibilities as well as significant opportunities for people and the biodiversity economy.

The province is home to the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest and most diverse of the six global Floral Kingdoms, and one of the 34 globally-recognised biodiversity hotspots. Of the Succulent Karoo hotspot, about 31% also occurs within the province.

Marlene Laros, director for Biodiversity and Coastal Management at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “Ecosystem goods and services are the foundation of our economy in the Western Cape and are necessary for inclusive economic growth and the sustainable delivery of basic services. The province’s dependence on ecosystem services, including but not limited to water resources, highlights the need which people have to ensure long term ecological resilience which underpins ecosystem services.”

Karen Shippey, chief director for environmental sustainability at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “The draft Bill enables strategic alignment and improvements in governance across relevant institutions in the province, including CapeNature, Biosphere Reserves and partners and represents much-needed modernisation and rationalisation of the existing legal frameworks.”

International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) with this year’s theme being Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health was observed on Wednesday 22 May. It aimed to share knowledge and awareness of the dependency of food systems, nutrition and health on biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.

The draft bill is open for comment until Monday 8 July.

The Western Cape Biodiversity Bill which aims to future-proof the Cape’s natural resources is now open for comment.

Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning announced the draft bill has been published and is available for comment.

The newly released Biodiversity Bill provides for the framework and institutions for nature conservation and the protection, management and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems in the province.

The province is endowed with world-renowned biodiversity and natural resources. Together with this unparalleled endowment comes international responsibilities as well as significant opportunities for people and the biodiversity economy. Home to many

The province is home to the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest and most diverse of the six global Floral Kingdoms, and one of the 34 globally-recognised biodiversity hotspots. Of the Succulent Karoo hotspot, about 31% also occurs within the province.

Marlene Laros, director for Biodiversity and Coastal Management at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “Ecosystem goods and services are the foundation of our economy in the Western Cape and are necessary for inclusive economic growth and the sustainable delivery of basic services.

“The province’s dependence on ecosystem services, including but not limited to water resources, highlights the need which people have to ensure long term ecological resilience which underpins ecosystem services.”

Karen Shippey, chief director for environmental sustainability at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “The draft Bill enables strategic alignment and improvements in governance across relevant institutions in the province, including CapeNature, Biosphere Reserves and partners and represents much-needed modernisation and rationalisation of the existing legal frameworks.”

The draft bill was published in the provincial gazette on Tuesday 7 May and is open for comment until Monday 8 July.

The Western Cape Biodiversity Bill which aims to future-proof the Cape’s natural resources is now open for comment.

Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning announced the draft bill has been published and is available for comment.

The newly released Biodiversity Bill provides for the framework and institutions for nature conservation and the protection, management and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems in the province.

The province is endowed with world-renowned biodiversity and natural resources. Together with this unparalleled endowment comes international responsibilities as well as significant opportunities for people and the biodiversity economy.

The province is home to the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest and most diverse of the six global Floral Kingdoms, and one of the 34 globally-recognised biodiversity hotspots.

Of the Succulent Karoo hotspot, about 31% also occurs within the province.

Marlene Laros, director for Biodiversity and Coastal Management at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “Ecosystem goods and services are the foundation of our economy in the Western Cape and are necessary for inclusive economic growth and the sustainable delivery of basic services. The province’s dependence on ecosystem services, including but not limited to water resources, highlights the need which people have to ensure long term ecological resilience which underpins ecosystem services.”

Karen Shippey, chief director for environmental sustainability at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “The draft Bill enables strategic alignment and improvements in governance across relevant institutions in the province, including CapeNature, Biosphere Reserves and partners and represents much-needed modernisation and rationalisation of the existing legal frameworks.”

The draft bill was published in the provincial gazette on Tuesday 7 May and is open for comment until Monday 8 July.

The Western Cape Biodiversity Bill which aims to future-proof the Cape’s natural resources is now open for comment.

Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning announced the draft bill has been published and is available for comment.

The newly released Biodiversity Bill provides for the framework and institutions for nature conservation and the protection, management and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems in the province.The province is endowed with world-renowned biodiversity and natural resources. Together with this unparalleled endowment comes international responsibilities as well as significant opportunities for people and the biodiversity economy. The province is home to the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest and most diverse of the six global Floral Kingdoms, and one of the 34 globally-recognised biodiversity hotspots. Of the Succulent Karoo hotspot, about 31% also occurs within the province.

Marlene Laros, director for Biodiversity and Coastal Management at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “Ecosystem goods and services are the foundation of our economy in the Western Cape and are necessary for inclusive economic growth and the sustainable delivery of basic services. The province’s dependence on ecosystem services, including but not limited to water resources, highlights the need which people have to ensure long term ecological resilience which underpins ecosystem services.”

Karen Shippey, chief director for environmental sustainability at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says: “The draft Bill enables strategic alignment and improvements in governance across relevant institutions in the province, including CapeNature, Biosphere Reserves and partners and represents much-needed modernisation and rationalisation of the existing legal frameworks.”

International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) with this year’s theme being Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health was observed on Wednesday 22 May. It aimed to share knowledge and awareness of the dependency of food systems, nutrition and health on biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. The bill is open for comment until Monday 8 July.

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